Case Study: In Re Magnesium Oxide Antitrust Litigation

Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 4:31 PM EDT) -- Antitrust claims by indirect purchasers of magnesium oxide did not survive defendant manufacturers’ motion to dismiss a complaint alleging a price-fixing and market allocation scheme. A decision authored by Senior U.S. District Judge Dickinson Richards Debevoise on April 5, 2012, dismissed the indirect purchasers’ claims for failure to plead facts that would toll the statute of limitations for the otherwise time-barred cause of action, and for lack of standing.[1] In contrast to the disposition of indirect purchasers’ claims, direct purchasers’ claims survived the defendant companies’ motion...
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